The experts in Indigenous employment

If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and looking for work, you’ve come to the right place.

For nearly 20 years, atWork Australia’s Indigenous employment team has worked to find meaningful jobs for Indigenous Australians. We were the first provider in Western Australia to deliver Vocational Training and Employment Centre services, to connect Indigenous Australians with accredited training courses and jobs.

Our team is here to support you and we’re good at what we do. Read about our Indigenous employment expertise.

If you’d like to connect with our Indigenous employment team and find the right job for you, get in touch with our friendly employment consultants today on 1300 080 856.

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Our expertise in Indigenous employment

atWork Australia was the first employment services provider to deliver Vocational Training and Employment Centre services in Western Australia. This program provides pre-employment and work readiness training, mentoring, support and guaranteed employment for Indigenous candidates.

To date, we’ve supported more than 330 Indigenous Australians into work via the VTEC program, and over 2,000 Indigenous Australians into education or employment across our complementary contracts.

In 2019, atWork Australia was one of a handful of organisations consulted for an OECD report into Indigenous employment best-practice.

The report highlighted the success of the model we adopted and the findings have implications for policy and practice around the world. You can read a copy of the OECD report here.

We’ve won national awards for our Indigenous employment achievements.

  • In 2018, the success of our VTEC model in the hospitality industry was highlighted by a National Employment Services Association win for Excellence in Collaboration, between atWork Australia, Sodexo and South Metropolitan TAFE
  • In 2017, our VTEC Coordinator Rob Beattie won the NESA award for Excellence in Indigenous Employment for his exceptional service to the local Indigenous community and for his outstanding performance and achievement within the employment services sector. If you’d like to read a powerful and very personal story about the impact Rob and the VTEC team had, please read My Name is Nobody
  • In 2016, Sodexo won the NESA Champion Employer of the Year award for its commitment to employing Indigenous Australians in partnership with atWork Australia. Sodexo was one of the first employers to introduce a training program that gives Indigenous candidates a formal qualification as well as guarantee employment on successful completion of the course.

Employers we work with to bridge the gap

Partnering with employers and industry is one way we can work together to address Indigenous employment disadvantage and build a better future for Indigenous Australians.